I'm not sexually active and I've had my cycle two weeks ago. And I'm no way near my normal cycle date so I'm confused. So if anyone had any ideas or has been through this and can help, I would be very grateful.
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replied December 13th, 2015
I'm sorry I forgot to day I've been having random cramping in the question painful cramping.
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replied January 30th, 2016
Welcome to e health forum.

Your menstrual cycles and uterus is regulated by secretion of hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and those from the ovary.

When a individual is in stressful situations, which can be either physiological (induced by - injuries, infections, metabolic disorders, trauma, etc) or psychological (fear, anxiety, work or life situation related, etc) , stress hormones from the adrenal gland are released and these can affect the function of the ovary and hence your menstrual cycle, and this may affect your uterine bleeding as well.

Occasional cramping is usually due to contractions of the uterus under the influence of the hormones. In most cases the symptoms subside on their own when the hormonal levels normalize.

In the mean time, you can have symptomatic relief with medications like Naproxen or other NSAIDs which are available over the counter.

But if the symptoms are severe or persist for a long time or you have continuous bleeding, then it could be a sign of something abnormal and you may need to consult your doctor and seek proper medical opinion.

I hope this helps.
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